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Dylan Critchfield-Sales Workshops

Oct 20, 2012 8:00 am
Dec 1, 2012 5:00 pm
Dylan Critchfield-Sales
701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

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Join Dylan Critchfield-Sales for two exciting workshops. This fall, 701 CCA offers two workshops for adults ages 18 and above.

Painting Interior Scenes
Dates: October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 24; December 1 (1 pm – 6 pm)

Join Critchfield-Sales for this unique interior-scene painting workshop. The six-session workshop will take place in some of Columbia’s most unique interiors ranging from historic house museums to private residences and historic commercial spaces.

Emphasis will be placed on the way light moves through space and the experience of seeing from the interior to the exterior and from one space into another. Participants will study the psychology of a painting through discussions about the mood and atmosphere created by different types of light. The works of Rembrandt, Adolph Menzel, John Singer-Sargent, Anders Zorn, Edgar Degas, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Vilhelm Hammershoi, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Gwen John and others will be studied and analyzed for their formal, technical and contextual value in relation to the workshop.

With six locations involved in this workshop, participants will produce at least one painting per class and come away with a portfolio of small-scale oil paintings of interiors. Due to limited space and mess-sensitive settings, a french-easel and plein-air painting equipment is required for in-class work.

Participants must provide their own materials. Each 4-hour work session will conclude with a one-hour group discussion.

6×4 Ink Wash Portraits:
Dates: November 3, 10, 24; December 1 (9 am – 12 noon)

Critchfield-Sales keeps it simple with light and shadow. Workshop participants will have a chance to create profile, three-quarter and frontal portraits of a live model in 6”x4” sketchbooks. Emphasis will be placed on the structure of the head and understanding the form as a whole as it is affected by natural and artificial light. Critchfield-Sales will give context by providing examples of portrait drawings by master draftsmen to reveal how these artists dealt with the portrait in wash. The workshop will be kept simple by working exclusively tonally and by simplifying the form of the head into shapes of light and shadow.

This four-session workshop will take place in the 701 CCA Artist in Residence Loft and is open to beginners and seasoned artists. Workshop materials are included in the fee.

To register by mail

Download the PDF – Click Here, and send with payment to: 701 CCA, PO Box 12822, Columbia, SC 29211

Questions? Contact Dylan Critchfield-Sales at dylancritchfieldsales@gmail.com

Registration Information

Workshop Location
6×4 Ink Wash Portraits – All sessions will be held at 701 CCA Artist in Residence’s Loft on the 2nd floor.

Painting Interior Scenes – the first session will be held at 701 Whaley. The instructor will announce the additional off-site workshop locations at the end of each session.

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